Skip to comments.Russia orders Estonia's ambassador to leave, accuses country of 'total Russophobia'
Posted on 01/23/2023 2:56:17 AM PST by Cronos
The diplomatic relations between Russia and Estonia were downgraded on Monday after the latter's ambassador was ordered to leave Russia, as the country was accused of "total Russophobia".
As the Estonian ambassador was expelled, the Russian foreign ministry announced on Monday that the charge d’affaires will head the diplomatic mission of the country.
"The ambassador of the Estonian Republic will have to leave the Russian Federation on February 7," stated the foreign ministry said in a statement, adding that the diplomatic representation of Estonia will also be downgraded from now.
According to the statement, the measure was adopted after the staff levels were reduced by Estonia at the Russian embassy in Tallinn.
The ministry added that the step was taken in retaliation for Estonia’s “new unfriendly step to radically reduce the size of the Russian Embassy in Tallinn.”
“In recent years, the Estonian leadership has purposefully destroyed the entire range of relations with Russia. Total Russophobia, the cultivation of hostility towards our country have been elevated by Tallinn to the rank of state policy,” read the statement issued by the Russian foreign ministry on Monday.
Earlier this month, the Estonian foreign ministry asked Russia to cut down the number of staff present in the embassy to eight diplomats and 15 technical, service and administrative staff members to “reach parity in embassy staff” by February 1.
On January 11, Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, in a statement, said that Estonia's bilateral ties with Moscow have been reduced “to the absolute minimum” since Russia sent its troops to capture Ukrainian regions.
“Now we are setting a limit to the number of Russian diplomats working in Estonia in order to achieve parity. Today’s step is in correlation with the low point of our relations in general,” the minister said.
Russophobia doesn't exist. It is a propaganda term which exist to equate the dislike of Russian imperialist ambitions with a mental disease. As if people disliked Russia for no reason (phobias are irrational).
they illegally invade an innocent neighboring country, starting the biggest land war in Europe since WWII, and killing thousands of innocent civilians in the process ...
yet we’re supposed to believe *Russia* is the victim here
For any of the Baltic republics to be profoundly concerned about Russian aggression is completely rational.
Russian troops invaded Estonia prior to the German invasion. They arrested anyone who had ever hired another person as capitalist, took over the local media, print and broadcast. They suppressed the church, and arrested priests. They murdered hundreds of thousands Estonians. In fairness, they also murdered millions of Russians, too.
The SS raised a Division to fight the Soviets. Estonians have justifiable fear of a resurgent Soviet Union, and an incandescent hatred of Russia.
That’s not Russiaphobia, that’s well founded fear. If I am wary around crocodiles it’s not crocodyliaphobia, it’s common sense.
Russia threatens to nuke and invade their neihbors. Russia attacks and invades their neighbors.
Then they whine like little girls if someone stands up to them.
Well, if a phobia can be a rational fear, I would say Estonis DOES have Russophobia.
It is interesting to note that Estonia is comparable in population to a city like Phoenix or San Antonio, and as such the whole dust-up reminds me of “The Mouse That Roared.”
Russian Propaganda Message to the West #3-"Russophobia"
Remember when you asked me what I think will happen and I said that I think Russia will invade Ukraine and try to kill them all.
This was at the time when all the Putinistas here were shouting about the Russian invasion being an “idiotic fantasy, that will never happen”.
Russians hate us because we understand how their evil minds work.
It's amusing to think that, if a population of 1.5 million is a measure of what population should have its own ambassador, then Warsaw should have its very own. And New York City could have more than five, by a fraction.
Yes, I remember. I treasured your insight then as I continue to do so now.
👩🪖📄🇺🇦In Odessa, men change into women's clothes in order to go grocery shopping and not accidentally go "cannon fodder" to war after receiving a summons
Ha ha - how is the weather in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia for you?
you send a link to a Russian propaganda twitter feed to show us where you work?
Russophobia doesn’t exist. ==
Adolph Hitler was a Russophobe for example. SO Russophobia exists very well. Today EU like Hitler EU also Russophobe completely.
As if people disliked Russia for no reason (phobias are irrational).==
Same people who poke Russia to her eye and undermined her security for years. Now her patience just ran out. It is quite hypocritical to make a surprise face..
Russia threatens to nuke and invade their neihbors.==
But first those neibors attack ethnic Russian population. It is actually a cause of invasion.
Then they whine like little girls if someone stands up to them.==
They didn’t stand up at all. They simply jackals barfing behind fence of NATO.
And believe me it is your mistake you took them in. They will bring a unnecessary war on you. War with no your interests in it. And your whole life and future might be destroyed.
Russia is losing. Accept it.
Russia is losing. Accept it.==
I don’t agree. Nuclear superpower can’t lose. She will go nuclear before it if feels danger as promised. So she won’t lose.
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